1968 · United States
Todd Hido is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Todd Hido was born in 1968. Also born in the United States around 1968 and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Todd Hido's work, including galleries in countries like France, the Netherlands, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Todd Hido's work include Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire and La Galerie Particulière | Paris in France, and Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Todd Hido's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire in Paris (05 September 2019 until 18 October 2019) with the exhibition Light from Within . Todd Hido's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Bright Black World (15 September 2018 - 17 November 2018) at Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Bright Black World (13 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in the United States.
Todd Hido in private collections
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub in the world. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Further Biographical Context for Todd Hido
Born in 1968, Todd Hido was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.